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28/01/00
Straw Targets Computer Fraud
- Home Secretary reveals new crime squad

HOME SECRETARY Jack Straw has revealed plans for a new national crime squad to tackle computer fraud.

Straw says the new team will focus on internet fraud, money laundering, hackers and pornography. He has given the National Criminal Intelligence Service 337,000 UKP to draw up plans for the new squad.

"Hi-tech and computer crime is a growing area which is open to exploitation by criminals" said Straw.



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